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Centriq’s Virtual M365 Training Evolution: COVID-19 and Beyond

Centriq’s Virtual M365 Training Evolution: COVID-19 and Beyond

September 8, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Mickie Brewer

In the years leading up to COVID-19, Centriq Training stood apart from other training companies because we offered a true classroom experience, in-person, with a live instructor. Although we have offered the option for learners to attend most of our classes virtually since 2012, Centriq has generally encouraged in-person attendance for optimal learner experience.  And the new M365 user courses we developed weren’t available virtually for public audiences.   But in March 2020, the pandemic created an immediate need for every Centriq course to be offered virtually with optimal student experience.

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Use Microsoft Teams to Prepare for, Lead, and Follow-Up on Efficient Virtual Meetings

Use Microsoft Teams to Prepare for, Lead, and Follow-Up on Efficient Virtual Meetings

September 8, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Julie Cantwell

Let’s reflect on how our daily work lives have changed over the past year or so. By now, many of you have likely set up a good home office space. Mine personally took over my kitchen table and I’m continuing to make improvements, including a new desk soon. While many of us were making the shift to working from home more, Microsoft Teams was also evolving to close the gap between working virtually and being at the office, giving you the most effective and efficient work environment.  Teams is built on a foundation of collaborative tools and application integrations with sharing abilities and communication features throughout. But many underutilize all Teams has to offer when it comes to running effective meetings.

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How to Use OneDrive for Business to Request Files Securely

How to Use OneDrive for Business to Request Files Securely

August 17, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Have you ever needed other people to upload files directly to your OneDrive? Obviously, you could share an entire folder with them, but what if you didn’t want them to see the existing contents of the folder? For example, sometimes it isn’t always appropriate for everyone to view certain files (HR documents, certain forms/requests/paperwork, photo contest submissions, award nominations, etc.).

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So, You Want to Be a Team Owner?

So, You Want to Be a Team Owner?

August 5, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Julie Cantwell

Just like in any leadership role, whether it’s for a sports team, corporate role, or mentorship, being a Microsoft Teams team owner comes with responsibilities and demands. Being a team owner can also be fulfilling as you see your co-workers achieve success by working more effectively using the Teams application. Let’s first define your role as a team owner. 

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Somehow I Have Dozens (Hundreds?) of Teams; What Can I Do?

Somehow I Have Dozens (Hundreds?) of Teams; What Can I Do?

July 26, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Nate Chamberlain

If Microsoft Teams was deployed to users without any governance or policies configured, your users have likely already found the convenient “Join or create a team” link and are creating sometimes business-related and sometimes fun or social teams. In this post, we’re going to cover a number of important topics you should work through with your team: 

Finding inactive teams

Deleting or archiving (soft-deleting) teams 

• Renaming teams 

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What is the IT Skills Gap?

What is the IT Skills Gap?

June 18, 2021 in Reskilling, Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Companies are feeling the burn of a post-pandemic labor shortage across the country. While this is good news for workers, it’s not so great for employers looking to bolster their staff. Specifically, it’s not great for companies seeking qualified IT talentWe already know there’s an IT talent shortage, but now the question is: how can we bridge the IT skills gap to foster a sound and productive IT workforce in our post-pandemic society? 

 

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What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

June 2, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talentWhile there are plenty of IT jobs to choose fromit’s important to outperform the competition by keeping your personal and professional skills sharp heading into interviews. We’re talking about Pro Dev, or Professional Developmentwhich encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills” (AKA the interpersonal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace).

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